Saturday, February 11, 2006

Chinese Lantern Festival...

We had a really nice time at the FCC AZ Chapter event today. The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and in the 70's. For me, the highlight of the event was seeing all the children with their families. There were kids of all ages and lots of the little girls were wearing adorable Chinese outfits. Another highlight for me were the vendor tables...China Sprout had a table set up and I picked up my Secret Pal gift there.

The Love Without Boundaries Foundation was there and I had a nice chat with the volunteer at the table, who is waiting for her travel approval for a special needs child and is hoping to be traveling to China in about two months. I splurged and bought their book Love's Journey, which is a beautiful 171 page hard copy book filled with pictures and stories on families who have adopted.


We also got to meet Amy and her hubby. They live close by to us and Amy made a Good Wishes page for Lauren. Amy, thanks for introducing yourself to us...I'm a little shy about that and we may not have met you guys otherwise. Looking forward to seeing you again at Michele's house for the Waiting Families meeting! If you guys want to ride over with us, let me know.

Here's a few pictures from the event...




6 comments:

Colleen said...

You couldn't have asked for a better day weather-wise (it was as nice here as it was there). Great pics!

Christi said...

Hi Donna,
I think that Love Without Boundaries Book is my favorite purchase throughout this whole journey. It is so wonderful to pour over all the beautiful pictures and read all the stories. You will just love it.

Jacquie said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the recommendation!

Lisa and Tate said...

Sounds like ya'll had a great time!!! What a cool FCC group you guys have!! The book sounds like something I will have to get AND I am sure the procedes go to a great cause! I'm all about that!!!!!!!!

Lisa

Stephanie said...

Looks like a fun event. The book that you purchased looks really interesting also. Glad to hear that you had such a nice time.

amyinaz said...

Hi Donna,

I enjoyed meeting you too! Let me tell ya-I'm normally not that brave also and that was pretty out of character for me, but I was so excited to meet you!! Can't wait to talk to you again at the Waiting Families meeting.